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Acclaimed for her pure voice and powerful range, Malynda Hale has never been afraid to bare her soul for the sake of her art. Penning her first song at age nine and taking her fans on the exciting journey through her adult life—the challenges of the music industry, discovering herself, losing and finding love—the singer’s heart and passion for her art are evident in every song she writes. “Music has always been the biggest part of me. When I think of songs that stick most with me, they’re the ones that come from the singer’s heart. That’s what I try to do with my music— each piece I sing and write comes from my heart and my experiences.” Malynda has described The Train Ride Home, her most recent, widely popular album, as the project she has “never been more proud of.” The record got her signed with Soul Shine PR Agency and received high praise and incredible reviews from Blog Critics, Urban Flux Magazine, Nerdy Boi Media, The Birmingham Times and most notably, Music Connection Magazine.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Malynda grew up singing gospel music in a small church. She was later classically trained, receiving a degree in Vocal Performance from Azusa Pacific University. Post college, she toured the West Coast before taking her talents to New York City and later on ,Chicago. Whether it’s singing the National Anthem at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, performing at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay (opening for Tyrone Wells and Ernie Halter), or putting on a show at one of the many New York City or Chicagoland venues, her voice can’t hide the similarities she shares with India Arie, Heather Headley and greats like Whitney Houston. Additionally, her music and melodies continue to emulate the brilliance of her greatest influence, Gavin DeGraw.
Malynda’s vibrant music has been streamed on reputable indie music stations like Pandora, Jango Airplay, Spotify, Revolt Radio, BWD Radio, Rhythm Rave Radio, KC Cafe Radio, Flo Empire Radio and Butterflies Radio. Her songs "Blue Eyes", "City Lights", “In Love” and “Crazy Inside” were also accepted into the Crucial Music Catalogue, a music licensing company known for placing songs in Oscar-winning films, Emmy-award winning television shows and national commercials. She has also had songs placed on the E! network as well as TLC. In 2012, when Ms. Hale temporarily relocated to Chicago, she signed with Actors Talent Group and was inducted into the Recording Academy. Malynda, who is a proud vegan, was thrilled to be named the spokesperson for the vegan makeup company, Valana Minerals. “I'm so proud to be the face of this company and recommend their product to anyone looking for a natural makeup alternative.”
Taking time to include acting in her busy life, Malynda recently shot the independent film Oranges with CradeMade Entertainment alongside
Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives, DWTS). She also worked with friend Lena Leon to record the theme song for the film entitled “Flashback”. “Flashback” was accepted onto the Grammy Ballot for the 56th Grammy Awards for “Best Song Written for Visual Media”. Additionally, Malynda was cast in two webseries, SarahNormal and Nine Lives, which won Outstanding Series at the 2013 LA Web-series Festival. Malynda was also cast as the lead in the Indie film The 4th Meeting, which was filmed in Chicago last spring. Recently, Malynda was awarded the 2013 City of Chicago’s Independent Artist Grant as well as the ASCAP PLUS Award for 2014. She also modeled for Procter and Gamble’s “ My Black is Beautiful Campaign” as one of the newest CoverGirls. In February 2014 Malynda was awarded the Top Singer/Songwriter award in the First Annual IANMA (Independent Artist Network Music Arts) Awards.
Malynda continues to write and perform music around the country, work on film and TV projects and even takes time to cook her husband vegan meals.She is a proud member of ASCAP, The Recording Academy and The Actors Equity Association.